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Polaris - Rising Tide Brewing Company

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87
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90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 9
Gots: 13 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Rising Tide Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Brez07 on 11-10-2011

Polaris is our first special release beer—a wheat stout aged in Jim Beam bourbon barrels. We started with our winter weizen stout Ursa Minor, fermenting it to completion in steel before barrel aging it for 5 months. Hints of the base beer remain but with the added complexity of vanilla, raisin, bourbon, and oak notes. Conditioned to a moderately low level of carbonation in the bottle, this beer is a perfect cold-evening sipper.
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3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Rim bubbles come from the small head. No lace. Deep, deep brown where no light shines through.

Dark, nearly burnt toast smell. Biscuity.

Think brandy and stout blended. It's tasty. Chewy but not too full a body. Higher carbonation.

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4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 2.75

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3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ScottP
4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of emptyglassagain
4.41/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of illpass78
4.62/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12.7 oz. bottle poured into a stout glass.

Appearance: Pours a solid black with a big tan head. Some bubbles noticeable.

Aroma: Smells of whiskey, bourbon, coffee, dark chocolate and booze.

Taste: Big, tasty bitter chocolate presence up front. There's a wheaty, bready note along with dark fruits and plenty of the whiskey and bourbon that are present in the nose. Also notes of coffee and espresso.

Mouthfeel: Pretty heavy beer, at least to my palate. A sipper for me.

Overall: Terrific wintry stout. Complex, fulfilling, and full of flavor. Would recommend to any fan of dark beers.

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3.96/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

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4.46/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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4.4/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Polaris from Rising Tide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.